What are your favorite stress busters?

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  1. Express10 profile image85
    Express10posted 11 years ago

    What are your favorite stress busters?

  2. edhan profile image37
    edhanposted 11 years ago


    It helps to free my mind and remain calm state. I can feel the stress flowing out of my head like mist of air.

    It is great to relieve myself through meditation.

    1. Express10 profile image85
      Express10posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I am learning more about meditation in a college course (stress management) that I am taking. Perhaps I can learn to control my mind long enough to reap the benefits of meditation as I keep hearing good things about it.

    2. edhan profile image37
      edhanposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Yes. It's great to know you are learning about meditation. It is definitely health benefits!

  3. ytsenoh profile image61
    ytsenohposted 11 years ago

    A two-mile walk followed with french fries dipped in vanilla ice cream.

  4. CriticalMessage profile image67
    CriticalMessageposted 11 years ago

    I do not believe that my answer would be allowed... With that said ?... I would like to believe that you now know my answer. *grins*

    1. Express10 profile image85
      Express10posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Proven stress buster smile

    2. Lilisz Scarlett profile image58
      Lilisz Scarlettposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      oh no! what's that? big_smile

  5. profile image0
    msorenssonposted 11 years ago

    Bath...when I am in the water, every stress is relieved...

  6. dialogue profile image66
    dialogueposted 11 years ago

    Listening to music, playing computer games... I just try to divert my mind in stressful situations with the said activities...

  7. techygran profile image88
    techygranposted 11 years ago

    At this time of the year I love to take my troubles to the garden... there is so much weed-pulling and digging to be done in my yard in the fresh air and sunshine it is hard to continue to feel anxious, angry or depressed... and it's a time when I feel close to God, so prayer is almost spontaneous.

  8. Seeker7 profile image82
    Seeker7posted 11 years ago

    Apart from having a good swear, in private on my own, if things are very bad, the best thing is usually a good walk with my dogs out in nature.

  9. Prankita profile image70
    Prankitaposted 11 years ago

    Meditation, listening to light music or cooking are my all-time favorite stress busters

  10. Cyndi10 profile image86
    Cyndi10posted 11 years ago

    Listening to jazz and clearing my mind (meditating) or a nice run at window shopping or walking the dog.

  11. landscapeartist profile image60
    landscapeartistposted 11 years ago

    A nice hot bubble bath with just a few candles lit, and a bottle of wine!  Oh, yeah!  Lay back in the bubbles, close my eyes, drink my wine, and shut everything out!  It really does work

  12. Steven Gray profile image70
    Steven Grayposted 11 years ago

    I am usually stressed when circumstances are out of my control, and I translate my frustration focusing on things over which I do have control.  As such, my room gets really clean and my copy becomes much cleaner when I am trying to reign life in a bit.

  13. anglnwu profile image70
    anglnwuposted 11 years ago

    A hot cup of tea and a book. A quiet moment to myself.

  14. Vasiliki Bouras profile image60
    Vasiliki Bourasposted 11 years ago

    1. Walking
    2. Reading
    3. Hot Bath
    4. Taking a nap (preferably outside, but that may not work for everyone)
    5. Sex
    6. Writing
    7. Listening to music that I can sing too.
    8. Painting
    9. Meditation
    10. Working out to my P90x

    And there is my Top Ten! Not in Order!

  15. chipped teacup profile image90
    chipped teacupposted 11 years ago

    Writing in my joural.  Getting my worries out of my head and onto paper helps me tremendously!  It also lets me take a step back from my stressors and think about them without being overwhelmed.

  16. pstraubie48 profile image83
    pstraubie48posted 11 years ago

    I have two main ones. One is walking. Going walking for several miles causes all of the stress to wash right away. I see lovely birds and flowers along the way which compounds the therapy.
    The second one is ....silly putty. I roll it and stretch and make it 'pop'. I probably am the silly putty queen of the universe. When it loses its pop, it is no longer a stress buster. Try it...I call it my 'cigarette.' I have been an ex smoker since 1987.

  17. CBartelmey profile image71
    CBartelmeyposted 11 years ago

    I would have to agree with Steven Gray.  Either I do one of two things: clean or run.  The cleaning as he mentioned gives me back some sense of control.  That although I may be frustrated with the apparent disorder of events around me, if nothing else I can at least put myself to work organizing my immediate surroundings.  The running, well I have always been a runner and running seems to bring a sense of calm back over me.  My thoughts become more clear and problems just seem to sort themselves out.

    1. Express10 profile image85
      Express10posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I understand how it brings a sense of control & think when I see clutter I actually get a little stressed. So my guess is that's why cleaning helps.

  18. Elderberry Arts profile image92
    Elderberry Artsposted 11 years ago

    Walking especially through woods or other peaceful places, music and being creative

    1. Express10 profile image85
      Express10posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      These are very good ideas that most anyone can use.

  19. Anjili profile image65
    Anjiliposted 11 years ago

    I love a good action-packed movie to get my mind away from my status quo. The likes of bruce willis, vin diesel and dwayne johnson

  20. mattodom profile image60
    mattodomposted 11 years ago

    Well since i'm a music geek, Drumming, or even just listening to music really eases my nerves.

  21. anagham profile image64
    anaghamposted 11 years ago

    My favourite stress buster is listening to music...

  22. darvinbunder profile image60
    darvinbunderposted 11 years ago

    Solo Woodsy Hikes (without music to absorb the nature around me)
    Shouting in large open empty spaces
    If I need immediate relief from an inescapable situation, I have learned to simply breathe slowly and be still knowing the moment will soon pass. I'm not saying to clam up and hide. I'm saying to just breathe slow and easy and know the moment will pass. It makes arguments easier to handle and helps bring them back to discussion level when you just reply respectfully, breathe, and be still.

  23. IDONO profile image61
    IDONOposted 11 years ago

    To me, this is a no-brainer. Humor and laughter. Did you ever have  girlfriend or boyfriend that was crying and it completely stopped when you made them laugh? This is not always appropriate, such as loss of someone, but most of the time it is. A good comedy is a great stress reliever.


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